HAV total

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Hepatitis A virus (Hep A or HAV) is an RNA virus that causes an acute infectious disease of the liver and is usually spread by the fecal-oral route. It is transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. In developing countries, and in regions with poor hygiene standards, the incidence of infection with this virus is high. HAV infection produces a self-limited disease that usually does not result in chronic infection or chronic liver disease. Overall occurrence acute liver failure from Hepatitis A is rare (approx. 0.5%). The risk for symptomatic infection is directly related to age, with >80% of adults having symptoms compatible with acute viral hepatitis and the majority of children having either asymptomatic or unrecognized infection. Antibody produced in response to HAV infection persists for life and confers protection against reinfection. The disease can be prevented by vaccination, and hepatitis A vaccine has been proven effective in controlling outbreaks worldwide.

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Purpose of the test

The test for HAV (Hepatitis A Virus) total antibodies is designed to detect the presence of both IgG and IgM antibodies specific to HAV antigens in the blood serum. This qualitative determination is useful in the serological diagnosis of Hepatitis A, helping to identify if an individual has been exposed to the virus or has developed immunity after vaccination or past infectio

Who Should Get Tested

Individuals who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A or those showing symptoms of the disease might need this test. It's also relevant for those who have traveled to areas with high prevalence of HAV or have come into close contact with an infected person. Additionally, the test can be used to determine if someone has developed immunity after vaccination or a past infection.

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
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Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Medications
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Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
Alcohol
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Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
Exercise
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Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Smoking
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Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
Follow instructions
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Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

A positive result indicates the presence of HAV antibodies, suggesting either a past or recent exposure to the virus. It can also mean that the individual has been vaccinated against Hepatitis A. A negative result suggests that the person has not been exposed to the virus and might be at risk of contracting it. It's important to consult with a healthcare professional to interpret the results and determine the next steps.

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